What to Watch this Weekend: June 22-24
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Salvage Hunters' Drew Pritchard
Salvage Hunters (New Series)
5 p.m. & 10 p.m., Discovery
Drew Pritchard is the U.K.’s top treasure-hunter and this new series follows him across Great Britain as he picks through ancient homes and buildings, including an Irish monastery where he finds a stained-glass Gothic doorway. Once he brings his finds back to his North Wales showroom, he restores these antiques and sells them off to new owners.
2012 NHL Draft
4 p.m., TSN
The 50th anniversary of the NHL Entry Draft will give hockey fans their first glimpse of the superstars of tomorrow as the teams jockey for position at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, where teams begin picking their rookie players for next season and begin building their rosters for the coming season.
The Amazing Spider-Man Unmasked
4:30 p.m., CMT; 7:30 p.m., W
Before the new Spidey reboot is released on July 3, join hosts Paul McGuire and Rosey Eden as they take you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the film, including a look at the flick’s cutting-edge 3D technology and interviews with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Oprah’s Next Chapter
6 p.m. & 10 p.m., OWN
In the first of a two-part special, Oprah Winfrey travels to Brazil to meet John of God, a man credited with being able to perform miracles. Even the most cynical of viewers will be stunned by his “surgery” and the sway he holds over the hundreds of people who believe in his seemingly miraculous powers.
7:30 p.m., Family
Principal Skidmore (Austin Powers’ Mindy Sterling) leaves an infant child prodigy in the care of the A.N.T.s in hopes that the teenagers will be able to uncover the baby’s unique abilities.
The Ricky Gervais Show
8 p.m., HBO Canada
In tonight’s episode of the animated comedy — which consists of cartoon reenactments of the world’s most popular podcast — Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant sit down for another ridiculous conversation with round-headed pal Karl Pilkington.
9 p.m., CHEK & The CW
While looking into a series of strange deaths, Dean finds himself on trial for his past discretions by the Egyptian god Osiris (Faran Tahir) and it’s up to Sam to defend him, Perry Mason-style.
Saturday, June 23
In This Life: Chantal Kreviazuk in Concert
5:05 p.m., HBO Canada
Backed by the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk performs many of her hit songs in this special, which also combines exclusive behind-the-scenes footage with interviews in which she talks about her life and career.
Aboriginal Day Live 2012
6 p.m. & 10 p.m., APTN
APTN serves up coverage of all the Aboriginal Day concerts and celebrations taking place at The Forks in Winnipeg and First Nations University of Canada in Regina in this special, hosted by Don Kelly, Chantelle Ducharme, Jennifer Podemski, Candy Palmater and Crystle Lightning.
Short Film Faceoff
7 p.m., CBC
In this episode of CBC’s made-in-Canada film competition series, local Vancouver filmmaker Kyle Rideout’s gothic film Hop the Twig goes up against two other contestants and gets a chance to have his film seen and placed into consideration for the cash prize of $40,000.
Under the Streetlamp
7:30 p.m., WTVS
Retro vocal group Under the Streetlamp (made up of performers from the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys) return to the sounds of the 1950s and early 1960s for their first televised live concert, which features their renditions of hits by Dion and the Belmonts and other beloved singing groups of that era.
How to Be a Gentleman
8:30 p.m., CBS
While Bert tries to figure out how his commitment issues might be related to some incident from his past, Andrew falls to a new level of shallow when he breaks down and asks a gorgeous model out on a date.
Suggs’ Italian Job
10:15 p.m., Knowledge
While the former Madness-man travels the back roads of Italy, he visits the settings of some of Shakespeare’s most famous works and gets a lesson in the secrets of the legendary violinmaker Stradivarius.
Sunday, June 24
The Great Escape (New Series)
10 p.m., Showcase
Filmmakers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer team up with The Amazing Race’s Bertram van Munster to bring us this action-packed global competition that pits three teams against each other in epic challenges, placing contestants in such epic settings as a medieval castle and a sinking ship as they try to escape from seemingly perilous situations.
1 p.m. & 10 p.m., HGTV
Moving is never easy, as this ongoing series proves when it looks at the men and machinery used to move massive houses across the street or across the city. Watch as they risk it all crossing bridges and navigating the many obstacles to get their dangerous jobs done.
Fox’s 25th Anniversary Special
8 p.m., Fox
In case you missed this two-hour retrospective when it first aired, here’s another chance to take a stroll down memory lane with 21 Jump Street, Beverly Hills, 90210 and other Fox shows in this blast-from-the-past special.
Person of Interest
8 p.m., CBS
When Reese and Finch get the number of a judge who has a reputation of being tough on crime, they find that he is also tough on their form of vigilante justice — which makes it particularly challenging to help him.
9 p.m., Comedy
In the first of two back-to-back episodes, plans for the Olympic aquatic centre are scuttled after ancient Roman remains are found on the site. To make matters worse, the team learns after the fact that the silver medallist they’ve selected to be the games’ spokesperson is the world’s most boring man.
Back to the Future
9 p.m., ABC
Don’t look for Michael J. Fox in this special celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle, when the city put itself on the global map with its revolutionary look at the future — including the now-iconic Space Needle.
9 p.m. & 11 p.m., Showcase
Kiera must try to save both herself and her own grandmother when they become the test subjects of Liber8’s revolutionaries, who plan to use them as guinea pigs to test out a time-travel theory that could cause both women to cease to exist.